Law Enforcement

Law enforcement biometrics refers to applications and biometric systems which aid law enforcement agencies. While most often fingerprints, DNA, and in some cases facial recognition, this is a wide-ranging category and can include AFIS, ABIS, mobile identification systems, criminal ID solutions, fingerprint recognition, surveillance, as well as access control systems.

Bids from biometrics providers for India’s Automated Facial Recognition System were expected to received by the National Crime Records Bureau…

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Maine city bans local police and government use of biometric facial recognition pending referendum

Biometric facial recognition cannot be used by municipal agencies in Portland, Maine, after its City Council unanimously approved an ordinance…

 

Biometrics deployed by Interpol to fight terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region

The breadth of applications of biometrics is evident in this week’s roundup of news in Africa, from counter terrorism activities…

 

Surrey Police laud benefits of roadside fingerprinting in Integrated Biometrics video series

Integrated Biometrics has published a 10-part series of videos to YouTube on how its mobile fingerprint scanners are helping Surrey Police in…

 

Letter to Pelosi: Cut facial recognition spending from appropriation bills

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives seem to be making biometric surveillance a fortified position for the November general…

 

Congress pushes back on White House stonewalling about biometric spying on protesters

The White House and House of Representatives are digging in for a lengthy fight over the legitimacy of digital surveillance…

 

Biometrics oversight or toothless red tape? NYPD subject to new surveillance disclosure rules

Police use of biometric facial recognition and other surveillance technologies will have to go through new scrutiny, after New York…

 

Biometrics expert discusses facial recognition regulation as Massachusetts’ proposed ban moves forward

A bill has been passed by the State Senate of Massachusetts which could block biometric facial recognition from use by…

 

Public discussions of biometrics use short on nuance, experts say in IBIA podcast on facial recognition

How accurate is accurate enough for facial biometrics? The answer is that an appropriate use policy takes the accuracy and…

 

Clearview AI facial recognition fallout continues in Canada and Australia, online privacy aid developed

Canadians can now opt out of inclusion in the biometric database operated by Clearview AI by providing the company with a…

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